Malaysia Airlines-Virgin Blue agreement

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New Delhi, Mar 5 (UNI) Malaysia Airlines today announced an interline agreement with Australian carrier Virgin Blue, providing passengers from India seamless connectivity to more than 60 cities in Australia.

''The partnership is aimed at positioning Kuala Lumpur International Airport as the key hub for Indian transit passengers on beyond Kuala Lumpur routes,'' Malaysia Airlines South Asia Regional Manager Christopher Yek said in a press statement.

''The agreement is hassle free, convenient and time saving, allowing passengers to travel to and from any point of our exisitng network to many parts of Australia on a single ticket,'' he added.

Under the agreement, Malaysia Airlines will provide conectivity to its key Australian gateways of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide and to more than 60 domestic destinations of Virgin Blue in Australia.

The popular destinations include Gold Coast, Canberra, Hamilton Island and Coffs Harbour.

The tie-up will also provide passengers of Malaysia Airlines easy check-in from port of boarding to the final destination, and enable them to make changes post ticketing or after departure at any of its nearest airline office.

Operating from gateways of New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad, Malaysia Airlines offers 32 weekely flights.

UNI YJ PDT ND1620

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